Tag Archives: Marketing and Social Media

How the Communitech incubator in Waterloo ON, is leveraging social media to market its services to Silicon Valley North start-ups in need of just the right guidance to get their big idea off the ground.

  Through its innovative My Starbucks Idea, the company known for fresh roasted beverages, wholesome food on the go, and the decadent Iced Caramel Macchiato, is looking your way for their next great product idea.  

I will admit that until very recently I was not familiar with the brand Chobani. You see, despite being the number one Greek yogurt in the United States, Chobani’s line of all-natural, non-GMO products aren’t currently available in Canada. However, when I started researching companies using social media as a means to engage their customers I kept seeing the Chobani name come up, so I decided to explore this brand and its strategy a little deeper. And now I’m thinking it might be time for a road trip south to see what all the fuss is about. Founded just over 10 years ago by Kurdish-American businessman Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani has quickly risen to the forefront of the yogurt industry capitalizing on the market shift towards the creamier Greek-style of yogurt. In a 2013 interview Ulukaya stated that at the time of Chobani’s product launch in 2007 “Greek yogurt market share in the United States was less than 1 percent. And today it is almost 60 percent.” Becoming the top brand in that marketplace is quite the accomplishment, and proves that the company is doing something right not only with its product but its marketing strategy as well.

  While engaging your audience is usually not a bad thing, giving up total control for one of your most prestigious annual events can be. Which is why the NBA is rethinking the process for how All-Star votes are cast.

Fundraisers – Facebook’s New Tools for Charities.

Forrester Hinds   November 20, 2015

Organization name: Facebook Website: https://www.facebook.com/ Industry: Social Media. Advertise Your Cause, Attract Supporters, Accrue Donations, and Align Graphics to Show Goal Progression. In 2013, the developers at Facebook began testing tools for non-profits and charities to raise funds on their platform and allow for easy sharing of content. The popularity of social media for both business and consumers is no… Read more »

From Facebook to Oracle – The Future of Social Media is Data-Focused, Far-Reaching and Highly Intelligent

jvaishnav   November 19, 2015

Organization Name: Oracle Corporation Industry: Software Name of contacts: Greg Robinson, Solutions Consultant Manager Web references: imediaconnection.com – 5 Predictions For the Future of Social Media go-mashmobile.com – What is the Future of Social Media Marketing? youtube.com video – The Future of Social Media? youtube.com video – The Future of Social Media Intelligence – An Interview with Greg Robinson business2community.com – The… Read more »

SMART content for mobile power users is the way of the social media future

ASeymour   November 16, 2015

Company:  UNC School of Media and Journalism Industry:  Education Contact:  Gary Kayye, Adjunct Professor Web references:  UNC, YouTube, Adobe Digital Marketing blog, ello, Tinder, Buzzfeed, Entrepreneur   What WAS life like before we all were engaged almost 24/7 with our smartphones? Entrepreneur’s staff writer, Laura Entis’ column “Life with Smarphones” suggests that while the devices have only been around for a decade,… Read more »

Good Eats, Cheap Beer…Sh#@^& Parking!

Ken Lupton   November 16, 2015
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Organization Name: Sammy’s Rec Room Industry: Food and Beverage Web references: Facebook, Twitter, SocialMediopolis, Fast Company. College Ranker, Sam and Merri-Lynn MacKinnon: Owners For the past 12 years, Sammy’s has been located in a working class neighborhood of Brantford, Ontario, at 10 Mount Pleasant Road. Sammy’s is a quiet small Bar/Restaurant that caters to families.  You may visit with your… Read more »

Top Share of Voice Rankings for Royal LePage due in part to Social Media

Lisa Taylor   November 15, 2015

Company: Royal LePage Niagara, Royal LePage Canada Industry: Real Estate Contact: Ryan Johnstone, Broker/Manager, Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Web References: Wiki Royal LePage Canada,RoyalLePage.ca, RLP Pinterest, RLP Facebook, Homesniagara.com, Royal LePage Canada Twitter Dial back to 1913 when Albert Edward LePage establishes his real estate company A.E. LePage – The Bungalow Specialist. Eddie, as he became known as, was… Read more »

Baanto – Touching on Social Media and Marketing

SCapling   November 11, 2015
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Organization – Baanto International Ltd. Industry – Computer Hardware Contact – Avanindra Utukuri – Executive Chairman/CTO  Web resources  – Baanto,  YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn Baanto International Ltd. is a leading developer of innovative, high performance, and scalable touch solutions with eight (8) patents filed and twelve (12) in process. Baanto ShadowSense for touchscreen applications solves many of the technical issues that plague other touch technologies. ShadowSense touch… Read more »

Lessons Learned From the Social Media Marketing Practices of Non-Profit Organizations

jvaishnav   November 11, 2015
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Organization name: Family & Children’s Services of Waterloo Region Foundation Industry: Non-profit (registered charity) Name of contact: Valerie Beyer, Donor Relations Coordinator Web references: The Globe and Mail: Canada’s Top 100 Non-Profit Organizations (Registered Charities) Bufferapp: Social Media for Non-Profits: High-Impact Tips and the Best Free Tools HubSpot: The “Three A’s” of Nonprofit Social Media Engagement SlideShare: Online Fundraising with Social Media… Read more »

Unraveling the Future of Social Media

Dianne McBride   November 10, 2015
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Unraveling the Future of Social Media Organization:  Beccomm Industry:  Public Relations and Communications Contact(s): Rebecca Grieb Web references: Wikipedia, BBC.com, Skype, Facetime, Countrycode, Popular Mechanics, RollingStone, apartmenttherapy, BT.com, cta.tech, Vivere Ltd, Amazon.com, Bazaarvoice.com, Facebook.com, Pinterest.com, Woot.com, Smallbiztrends.com, Twitter.com, Conversedigita.com, Soundcloud, HuffingtonPost.ca Peering into the crystal ball, one can see that it’s pretty cloudy when it comes to social media. However, someone had… Read more »

NewBay Media Live @ Infocomm is the hub for social media

ASeymour   November 10, 2015

Company:  NewBay+ Marketing Services Industry:  Audio visual, integrated media Contact:  Joe Braue, VP Marketing Services Web references:  NewBay Media, NewBay+ Marketing Services,  BETT, ISTE, CES, InfoComm International, Christie NewBay+ Marketing Services has found a way to seamlessly integrate traditional and new media opportunities and, turn the experience into a repeatable social media exercise that garners likes, clicks, views and shares for their customers… Read more »

Spicing up sales with social media marketing!

Ken Lupton   November 9, 2015

Oganization: McIlhenny Co. Industry: Food and Beverage CEO: Tony Simmons Web references: FaceBook, YouTube, Twitter, Bloomberg Business Tabasco, Wikipedia, Edmond McIlhenny was the American businessman that invented and manufactured  Tabasco branded pepper sauce.  In his Avery family garden, between 1866 and 1868, he grew his first commercial pepper crop and sold the bottles in the following year.  It is sold… Read more »

Farming meets social – AGCO uses social to gain customer trust

cdiesbourg   November 9, 2015

Organization Name: AGCO corporation – Your Agriculture Company Industry: farming Web references: the small business journal; AGCO, Agriculture Marketing, B2B, Blogging, Facebook, Massey Ferguson, Social Media, Twitter, YouTube Social media and marketing – same goal? First, a definition of marketing. The role of Marketing is to engage the mind of the consumer such that a transaction with the brand becomes a desirable possibility in… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz: Luxury Cars and a Luxury Marketing Campaign

Meg Walsh   November 9, 2015

Company: Mercedes-Benz Industry: Automotive   Many businesses who are just entering the world of social media believe that social media is a free form of advertising, and that a post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram will be seen by all their followers. Unfortunately this is not the case. What many businesses are doing is simply slapping up a marketing message… Read more »

PAAB’s very own “Refreshed Assets”

lwarburt   November 9, 2015
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Title of Post: PAAB’s very own “Refreshed Assets” Industry: Pharmaceuticals Name of Contact: Ray Chepesiuk, Commissioner (CEO) of The Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board (PAAB) Web References:  Youtube, PMQC, PAAB, Wikipedia, comScore, Brand watch Social media marketing  is the process of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites. Canadians remain the most on-line internet individuals worldwide and lead the world in key engagement metrics on desk top… Read more »

SAP – How social media use drives marketing reach

pchatter   November 8, 2015

Organization Name:  SAP SE Industry:  Software Web References:  SAP.com Twitter Facebook SAP SE is a software company based out of Waldorf, Germany.  SAP provides solutions in the space of enterprise software, which helps companies around the world, manage their business operations and customer relations.  SAP operates in over 190 countries, affecting over 293,500 customers. Along with more traditional forms of… Read more »

Friends who share together travel together; AirAsia’s Facebook marketing ploy

ekastner   November 5, 2015
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Title of post: Friends who share together travel together; AirAsia’s Facebook marketing ploy Organization: AirAsia Berhad Industry: Air Transportation CEO: Tony Fernandes Web references: Noble Studios, Fascinating Marketing, Hallam, Digital Training Academy, tnooz, Facebook, YouTube  Free plane?! Where do I sign up? There is nothing that grabs attention more than free stuff. Businesses have been wise to capitalize on our… Read more »

Using Social Media Metrics to Power Positive Change

jvaishnav   November 4, 2015
Using Social Media Metrics to Power Positive Change

Organization name: GE Capital (Australia) Industry: Financial Services Name of contact: Leigh Price, Social Media Lead Analyst Web references: SlideShare: Measuring Social Media. Four Metrics that Matter CMO.com Interview: Jon Brancheau, VP of Marketing, Nissan Article: The Hidden Cost of Ignoring Social Media #SimplySocial podcast Forbes.com: Measuring Social Networking Success: More Than Just Likes SocialMediaExaminer: Research Shows Metrics Marketers Think Matter… Read more »

#SMSS15 success feeds off social media analytics

ASeymour   November 2, 2015

Organization:  Social Media Examiner Industry:  Social Media Marketing Contact:  Phil Mershon, Director of Events Web references: Social Media Examiner®, Social Media Success Summit® 2015,  Simply Measured, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube Social Media Success Summit 2015 – Social Media Examiner Social Media Examiner® is one of the world’s largest business blogs, helping millions of businesses discover how to best use social media. Nearly 400,000… Read more »

YELLOW GOAT DESIGN Creates Social Media Clout

Dianne McBride   October 31, 2015
Yellow Goat Design Creates Social Media Clout

Organization Name: Yellow Goat Design Industry:  Lighting – Commercial References: Lightform, Klout, Yellow Goat Design,   A live, glowing orb with shifting colours is only one example of Yellow Goat Design installations.   What do you get when you cross an audacious goat with mammoth bedazzling light installations? Yellow Goat Design, of course. Yellow Goat Designs, founded in 1997, has been in… Read more »

Ikea: Swedish Supply Chain Management Machine

stephanie   October 26, 2015
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Company: Ikea Industry: Consumer Furniture Web References: Ikea, Supply Chain 24/7, Sweden.se, Wikipedia , Trade Gecko Blog, YouTube Ikea is the largest furniture retailer in the world. They are well known for their unique self assemble furniture, and low price points. Founder Ingvar Kamprad’s philosophy that “that anyone should be able to afford stylish, modernist furniture” was executed by selling flat packed furniture at modest… Read more »

Pharma’s Opportunity for Innovative Product Design: Social Media

lwarburt   October 19, 2015
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Title: Pharma’s Opportunity for Innovative Product Design: Social Media Industry: Pharmaceuticals Name of Contacts: Peter Carr; PhD, Dept of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, Ray Chepesiuk; Commissioner of the Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board Web References: Wikepedia,  Eye for Pharma, UCB, YouTube, MyHealthTeams, CMS Wire, Bloomberg Business , mPedrigree Network, Social Media for Business Performance, Facebook, The pharmaceutical industry has an opportunity for innovative product design during this exciting digital… Read more »

Social engagement is all the rAVe for this AV news organization

ASeymour   October 13, 2015

Industry: AV Industry Contact: Gary Kayye, founder, rAVe Publications, teaches New Media Technologies and Its Impact on the Future of Advertising, Marketing and PR and the Branding of Me at the University of North Carolina Web references:  UNC School of Media and Journalism, rAVepubs, Twitter, rAVe Social Media Blueprint, We Are Social, 100 Customer Service Statistics You Need to Know, YouTube Few marketing tools… Read more »